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REVIEW: Latest Spider-Man flick spins a thrilling web of action

Picking up just months after the events of Avengers: Endgame, this second iteration in the latest ‘reboot’ of the Spiderman story packs quite a punch.

But does Spider-Man: Far From Home it live up to its predecessor Homecoming?

This time around we find Peter Parker in mourning – for reasons that are blatantly obvious if you have seen Endgame and still grappling with the whole “with great power comes great responsibility” thing.

If you know anything about the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) you’d know that there is barely a moment for our heroes to take a breath and as Peter and the world recover from the massive events of Endgame, Nick Fury (Jackson) enlists Spidey’s help to thwart Earth’s latest threat – The Elementals – giant alien creatures made of air, earth, water and fire.

Cue the introduction of another caped superhero from another dimension Quentin Black aka Mysterio (Gyllenhall) whose Earth was destroyed by thee malignant monsters.

Quentin takes on a kind of mentor role for Peter, but are things what they seem?

Should I watch it?

The MCU is an astonishing 23 films old now and Far From Home is the eighth Spidey film in the last two decades.

While those superhero tropes might be getting old for some, there is plenty to enjoy in this one.

Holland’s Spiderman is fantastic – arguably the definitive portrayal – a tight script, peppered with a lightheartedness you expect from a Spidey flick , and some dizzying set pieces make for one heck of a thrill ride.

While not as captivating as its predecessor, Spider-Man: Far From Home is more than a worthy addition to the MCU.

3.5 stars

Who’s in it? Tom Holland, Samuel L Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Zendaya.

Running Time: 129 minutes

Release Date :  In cinemas now

Written by Stephen Bisset